2013 Bordeaux En Primeurs Campaign has just started last week and it seems to be tricky and quick campaign. CH.PONTET-CANET has been released same price as 2012 vintage. Robert Parker did not come to Bordeaux for Primeurs tasting in March, so new campaign goes on without parker points. Then, suddenly market looked back 2012 vintage, and started additional purchase these days.

We PILLARIWINE decided to release part of 2012 to Hong Kong buyers as a last chance.

Thank you very much!

Our service of En Primeurs

Prices are including shipping fee.

Your En Primers wines will be carried from Chateaux directly to Hong Kong, 100% covered by temperature control reefer truck & reefer container. >Please see our shipping and storage quality. And you do not need to pay extra charge for shipment and delivery to your home. Our prices are including shipping and delivery fee. Wine will arrive at Hong Kong in December 2014 - May 2015, depends on schedule of each Chateaux.

Custom order of bottle format.

You can request imperial(6L), double magnum(3L), magnum(1.5L), bouteille(750ml) and demi(375ml) with additional charge. (special bottling fee will be confirmed later on)

- OWC 375ml x 24
- OWC 750ml x 1
- OWC 1500ml x 3 / - OWC 1500ml x 6
- OWC 3000ml x 1 / - OWC 3000ml x 3
- OWC 6000ml x 1

* Subject to final confirmation of Chateaux. Choice of bottle format and packing unit vary according to each Chateaux.

You do not need to confirm bottling instruction at the moment. Deadline will be end of October 2013 to beginning of December 2013.

How should wine connoisseur choose wine?
What kind of factors do we need to count?

To purchase En Primeurs wines, we need to consider following points. The condition is different every year. For the 2012 vintage,

1. Choose your favourite chateaux first.

2. Focus on "Sure" brand like our selection this year.

3. For the consumers, rating and comments of critics and journalists are helpful. However we need to evaluate ability of those wine critics and count their preference and know how they are biased. Usually professional buyers and top critics taste En Primeurs wines at the end of March. However wines are not stabilised enough at that period. It is not easy to judge the quality of wine even for those professional. Sometimes they estimate wrongly. We are able to study their taste through their articles in the past. Besides, we should know what is their back ground, network, patrons and financial source. However please remember that critics does not have responsibility for evaluation of wine quality and pricing to the public, and they are out of real business.

4. Price of en Primeurs(first price) is decided by chateau. Some critics(actually only Robert Parker) are powerful and influential to pricing(it is not related with accuracy and fairness of wine evaluation). Many chateaux released prices before Parker Points are announced this year.

5. Another strong force for pricing is Hong Kong-China market. LYNCH BAGES, LASCOMBES, GAZIN, LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, CARRUADES DE LAFITE, DUHART MILON, CANTEMERLE, LA TOUR CARNET... etc all those chateaux were "discovered" by Hong Kong-China and given higher value. This market is driving Bordeaux nearly 10 years.

6. Today's world market situation is neutral. There is no extreme bias from specific countries. As we mentioned that Hong Kong-China is still leading Bordeaux market, but its power is slowing down moderately.

Report from Bordeaux and Paris.

The best quality in left bank is CH.PONTET-CANET, and


Always it is not easy to evaluate CH.LYNCH BAGES in March. Usually this chateau improves slowly in the barrel and bottle. Stability of CH.LYNCH BAGES of every years is remarkable as well as CH.LATOUR, CH.HAUT BRION and CH.CHEVAL BLANC.

PESSAC-LEOGNAN produced beautiful wines. But many of them are overpriced these years. See prices carefully.

For the right bank, CH.GAZIN is brilliant. 100% Merlot, sticky and thick, one of the best in Pomerol.

To be continued.

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email to sales@pillariwine.com | TEL : 2851 7818 (Monday -Friday 12:30-19:30)

Sale conditions below will be applied to your purchase.

* Subject to our final confirmation.
* 100% payment in advance by bank transfer, within 7 working days from the invoice date.
* No cancellation is accepted, non-refundable and the order is not changeable after confirmation/payment.
* Minimum order is 1 case unit.

And please check details of Terms and Conditions here, before purchase.